Professional Operational Risk Manager Designation

Developed to recognize the competencies of operational risk leaders, the Professional ORM Designation program is for professionals leading their organizations through operational risks globally.

ORM Designation Program Enrollment 

To become an eligible Professional ORM Designation Candidate, an applicant must:

  • have five (5) years of full-time work experience, and
  • at least one (1) year with risk management responsibilities (risk management experience can be from any department, but must be specific to risk management from the first, second, or third line of defense).

    The following completed degrees may be used to recognize work experience:

    • a bachelor's degree can be used to recognize 2 years of full-time work experience*
    • a master's degree can be used to recognize 3 years of full-time work experience*

*No more than 3 years of full-time work experience may be recognized via a completed degree program. A degree cannot be used for recognition of the one-year requirement in risk management responsibilities. 

Do You Qualify?

Select your experience level:

  I've worked full time for 5 years

  I've worked full time for 3-4 years

  I've worked full time for 2 years

  I have less than 2 years of work experience

With an approved application, the path to the ORM Designation includes passing the required examinations.

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Access the ORM Designation Program Case Study and Resources page for important references that support the ORM program. These resources are publicly available and may be used by all potential and current ORM Designation program candidates.


ORM Designation Guidebook

Your complete complimentary guide to the ORM Designation certification process. The ORM Designation recognizes the leading operational risk managers around the world.

Developed to reflect the mission of PRMIA, the ORM Designation is designed with four objectives in mind:

  • To be a leader of industry opinion and a proponent for the risk management profession
  • To drive the integration of practice and theory and certify the credentials of those in our profession
  • To be global in our focus, promoting cross-cultural ethical standards, serving emerging as well as more developed markets
  • To be transparent, nonprofit, independent, member-focused, and member-driven

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